Unrelated Business Activities

The USA IRS defines unrelated business activities as activities for commercial gain unrelated to the exempt purpose of an 501(c)(3) organization.

The HealingStrong name and logo are never to be used for commercial purposes or financial gain in order to protect our members from ever feeling pressured and to safeguard our tax-exempt status. To clarify:

  • Group Leaders, members, speakers, or guests may never approach members
    to purchase any commercial products or services.
  • Group leaders may never promote themselves or other persons,
    organizations, products or services for financial gain.

Violations of nonprofit laws can result in retraction of HealingStrong membership and legal prosecution. HealingStrong prioritizes legal representation and takes this very serious. Protection of our members is of utmost priority.


1. Introduction
2. Purpose
3. Group Definition
4. Affirming Core Values
5. Group Leader Membership
6. Group Membership
7. Nonprofit
8. Unrelated Business Activities
9. Privacy
10. Meetings
11. Materials
12. Logo Use
13. Group Administration
14. Accept Responsibility and Apply

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